[IPython-dev] ipython/pydb integration - readline

Ville M. Vainio vivainio at gmail.com
Sat Oct 28 05:10:45 EDT 2006

On 10/28/06, R. Bernstein <rocky at panix.com> wrote:

>  > > Perhaps. And perhaps not. Because if the real solution is to:
>  > >  - save the command history file,
>  > >  - truncate it,
> I don't see this step. Shouldn't there be a readline.clear_history()
> after the save?

I don't think so, necessarily. More stuff in history == better, IMO.
Even if it's not strictly in the debugger domain.

>  > >  - call "run" (or post-mortem)
> I see the save/restore for "%run", but not for post-mortem(). And this
> may be a slightly more involved change, because what may be needed is
> not to invoke the the debugger's post-mortem() directly in the setup
> hook as is done now, but to invoke with a new wrapping routine which
> surrounds the post_mortem with the same steps used in %run.

Will do.

> And once this is done, then all of that other code in Debugger.py to
> define class Pdb and copy code from pdb can be removed/simplified!
> Basically the non Python 2.5 branch can look exactly like the Python
> 2.5 branch, and then we can drop the requirement that pydb get loaded
> only for version 2.5. Right?

Probably. Though here your guess is as good as mine, and Fernando will
probably want to chip in.

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